Execs Vexed By Harassment

Sex allegations prompt companies to re-examine workplace cultureCompanies face the threat of sexual harassment claims, but human resources, public relations and legal experts offer advice.

Tri-Cities Office Sales Up

REAL ESTATE: Entertainment tenant influx boosts values.

The office market is heating up in the Tri-Cities.

Produce Powerhouse

Combination of Dole Food and European investor will deliver ‘synergies for both players.’

Dole Food Co. backs down from IPO, decides to sell stake in business to an Irish firm.

Mass Appeal Of Hair Line

Calabasas company rolls out hair care products at mass retailers.

Decades Delay For E-Device

Medical device maker Endonovo begins sales of post-surgery product.

Little Piggies Find Safety At Shelter

Chatsworth nonprofit specializes in rescue of cuddly guinea pigs.

A one-of-a-kind guinea pig rescue in Chatsworth.

The Number

9.8% Apartment rent increase in Lancaster last year

Why are rents going up in Lancaster? Look at who’s hiring.

Reseda Opts For Rehab

DEVELOPMENT: Apartment groundbreaking is first step in a neighborhood turnaround.

Gelt Inc. teams with Chinese investor to build mixed-use project to help revitalize Reseda.

Ares Management Joint Venture Cuts CRC Debt

ENERGY: Power plant deal provides oil producer with $750 million in cash.

California Resources Corp. forms joint venture on natural gas power plant.

Pot Lawyers: Higher Demand

Recreational marijuana is legal but regulated — and cannabis entrepreneurs need attorneys to figure out the details.

Recreational marijuana has come to California and businesses need of legal services.

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Cash in Search of a Bank

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg wants to bring banking services to cannabis businesses.

Street-Savvy Advisor

Skills learned as a kid in Detroit have served Lee Kanon Alpert as a negotiating attorney.

alley attorney and mediator Lee Kanon Alpert talks about his path to legal career.

Technology Debuts Inside Camera at Panavision

EQUIPMENT: Feedback from cinematographers shaped product development.

Panavision Inc. introduced a new camera early this month at a trade expo in London.

Concentra Pink Slips Workers Post-Acquisition

EMPLOYMENT: Streamlining will eliminate positions at U.S. HealthWorks.

Roughly 160 workers at the Valencia headquarters of U.S. HealthWorks are facing layoffs this year on account of the occupational health provider’s acquisition by Select Medical Holdings Corp. subsidiary Concentra Inc., according to a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department on Feb. 6.

All Eyes on Warby Parker’s New Glendale Store

OPENING: Upscale eyeglass and sunglass shop features original mural.

Warby Parker opened its sixth location in Los Angeles on Jan 27.

New Tax Regs Fuel Flurry at Accounting Firms

LIST: Reform presents a chance for companies to analyze their books.

Tax reform expected to bring more business to Valley accountants.

Residential Prices Hit Record Highs in 2017

HOUSING: Average Valley home costs $643,000, surpassing 2007 figure.

House and condo prices reached record highs in the San Fernando Valley and the cost of Santa Clarita Valley home ownership also rose in 2017, according to annual reports released by Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley


Calendar of Events

California’s Version of Brain Drain

Housing shortage hurts Valley businesses.

Can Local Be the New Global?

The importance of global trade.

Recoup From A Ponzi Past?

LAW: After bankruptcy, lawsuit, Woodbridge tries a turnaround.

Real estate firm tries to turn around after Ponzi scheme lawsuit.

Club Cues Music in Valencia

ENTERTAINMENT: Canyon adapts to family-friendly market.

Concert promoter opens new venue in Santa Clarita.

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Drone Market Looking Up

AeroVironment Inc. developing drones as flying communications satellites.

Heart Doctor Advocates a Vegan Diet

New book, speaking engagements promote plant-eating lifestyle.

Heart doctor promotes vegan lifestyle.

The Number

4.8% Retail vacancy in San Fernando Valley